TBC Classic Frost Mage Guide

Introduction

    Frost Mages will primarily only be played in PvP. They do not bring any utility to make up for the difference in damage when compared to the other two specs.

TBC Frost Mage Rotation

Single Target

  1. Maintain 5 stacks of
    Winter's Chill
    .
  2. Cast
    Icy Veins
    .
  3. Cast
    Summon Water Elemental
    .
  4. Cast
    Cold Snap
    to reset the cooldown of
    Icy Veins
    and
    Summon Water Elemental
    .
  5. Cast
    Frostbolt
    .
  6. Cast
    Ice Lance
    while moving or to prevent
    Winter's Chill
    debuff from falling off.
  7. Cast
    Evocation
    when you run out of mana.
  8. Use
    Shoot Wand
    if you are low on mana.

AoE

  1. Cast
    Cone of Cold
    .
  2. Cast
    Blizzard
    .
  3. Cast
    Arcane Explosion
    on low health enemies.

TBC Frost Mage Talents

Standard Build

0
Arcane
0
Fire
0
Frost

TBC Frost Mage Best Consumables

Flasks and Elixirs

    Best:
  • Flask of Pure Death
    Alternatives:
  • Elixir of Major Frost Power
    ,
  • Elixir of Draenic Wisdom

Food

    Best:
  • Blackened Basilisk
    ,
  • Crunchy Serpent
    ,
  • Poached Bluefish
    Alternatives:
  • Skullfish Soup
    ,
  • Juicy Bear Burger

Potions

    Best:
  • Destruction Potion
    Alternatives:
  • Super Mana Potion

Weapon Buffs

    Best:
  • Brilliant Wizard Oil
    Alternatives:
  • Superior Wizard Oil

Miscellaneous

    Best:
  • Dark Rune
    or
    Demonic Rune

TBC Frost Mage Best Races

Alliance

  1. Gnome:
    Expansive Mind
  2. Draenei:
    Inspiring Presence
  3. Human:
    The Human Spirit

Horde

  1. Troll:
    Berserking
  2. Blood Elf:
    Arcane Torrent
    and
    Mana Tap

TBC Frost Mage Best Professions

  1. Tailoring: The
    Frozen Shadoweave Boots
    ,
    Frozen Shadoweave Robe
    , and the set bonus from Spellstrike are bis until Tier 5.
  2. Enchanting: Provides 24 Spell Power with
    Ring - Spellpower
    .
  3. Leatherworking: Provides 80 spell haste for 30 seconds with
    Drums of Battle
    and 60 spell power for 30 seconds with
    Drums of War
    .
  4. Jewelcrafting: Provides two unique gems for 14 Spell Damage and 12 Spell Crit.

TBC Frost Mage Aldor or Scryer

    We recommend going Scryers as a Frost Mage in TBC Classic. The Aldor shoulder enchant,
    Greater Inscription of Discipline
    , is slightly better than the Scryer
    Greater Inscription of the Orb
    . However, Scryer's has the advantage of providing one of the best trinkets in Phase 1, the
    Scryer's Bloodgem
    and a powerful ring, the
    Seer's Signet
    .